Dan Flavin: Icons

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Schirmer/Mosel, May 29, 2009 - Art - 77 pages
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This book examines a seminal 1964 Dan Flavin exhibition at New York's influential (though short-lived) Green Gallery, which broke new ground--and marked a turning-point in the artist's career--with the first series of works composed of colored fluorescent light tubes. The exhibition included seminal works like "the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Robert Rosenblum)" (1963) and "a primary picture" (1964). This volume coincides with Zwirner & Wirth's recreation of the Green Gallery installation--the first in a series of projects that will explore the presentation and influence of historical gallery shows of the twentieth century. Along with new scholarship by Jeffrey Weiss, former Director of the Dia Art Foundation, this volume contains new color plates, a selection of drawings tracing the development of Flavin's ideas about these works and their original installation, rare archival photographs, reproductions of exhibition reviews and a selection of recently commissioned statements by artists and critics who saw the exhibition.

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About the author (2009)

Corinna Thierolf

and Johannes Vogt

are curators at

Pinakothek der Moderne

in Munich.

Flavin (Jamaica,

1933 Riverhead, N.Y.

1996), studied painting

in Korea during his

military service 195455

and at the New School of

Social Research in New

York, presenting his first

solo show in New York in

1961. Also in 1961 he

started experimenting

with light sculptures, extend

ing them into roomsize


by 1968. He has created

numerous public light installations

across the


Corinna Thierolf

and Johannes Vogt

are curators at

Pinakothek der Moderne

in Munich.

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